Psalm 139:16 - Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
Thank you for praying for my precious friend Amy.
It was a horrific miscarriage - we nearly lost her. We did lose her baby boy Noah John.
God's ways are higher than ours and sometimes to us mysterious, because we don't understand. However, sometimes He shows us glimpses of His hand at work.
Amy was lobbying her family for the name Ezra, if the baby was a boy. They all shot her down - they wanted the name Amy's husband suggested, which was Noah.
Yesterday we had a glimpse of God's 'behind the scenes' work. Noah mean "God comforts, God gives rest," and John means "grace." More than a month ago they chose a name that God would use to minister to them in a way they never imagined. God is giving comfort and rest in the midst of their pain, and He graciously spared Amy's life.
There were other things that He did, showing Himself in amazing ways, and though we see the graces of it, we grieve, and that's okay.
Emma and I had the privilege of caring for the kids. She goes a couple of times a month and helps out with their family. Amy's husband Tony is a doctor - finishing up his first year of residency. The first year is tough, and with a family it is like being a single parent. Emma has helped ease Amy's load a bit and the kids adore her.
It's a beautiful thing to see your children grow. Emma is an amazing young woman. She is steady in crisis - willingly does hard things....
I'm proud of her.
Pray for Amy. She's grieving.
It is a privilege to walk along side her and be her friend.